Two pioneers of Cuban alternative music, each known for their groundbreaking genre fusions, join forces for the first time. Hosted by music programmer, pop culture critic, writer, broadcaster and journalist, Dalton Higgins. Author of Hip Hop World, published by Groundwood Books, Higgins is Canada’s foremost expert on Hip Hop.
Ogguere (aka Edrey Riveri) is recognized for his masterful fusions of traditional Cuban influences such as rumba and son with African rhythms, jazz, funk, rap and rock. A charismatic singer-songwriter and visionary producer, Ogguere has drawn the attention of international artists from diverse genres and shared the stage with Common, Mos Deff, The Roots, Juanes, Yerba Buena, and Orishas. He has toured Europe with Gilles Peterson and Havana Cultura projects and recently released his critically-acclaimed full-length album, Solar.
Havana-born “rapera” Telmary Diaz is much loved by Cuban and international audiences for her mesmerizing blend of poetry, rap, jazz and Cuban rhythms. In 2007, her debut album A Diario won the Cuban Music Award (Cubadisco) for best hip-hop album. She has worked with Interactivo, Los Van Van, Afro Cuban All Stars, Dr. John, Roy Hargrove, Jovanotti and Ojos de Brujo.
Have a great dinner, enjoy Kervin/Jane (8 pm) )and Telmary/Oguerre at no extra cost.